Yes you can! The CLX000 works both as a standalone CAN logger with SD card - and as a CAN interface. This means that it can stream real-time data when plugged into a PC via the USB connector. Further, we leverage the #1 network analyzer, Wireshark, as our platform for real-time CAN bus analysis. Within Wireshark, we've added a CAN bus specific plugin that adds features such as DBC support, CAN sniffer views and much more. For more on this, check out our GUIDES page!
Yes, CANvas supports .dbc files. We support the DBC file format for both conversion of logged CAN data files, as well as for streamed CAN data via our Wireshark integration. The latter utilizes our free Wireshark plugin. Both types of DBC support can handle J1939 DBC files. Further, the Wireshark plugin also offers a built-in OBD2 filter to show live OBD2 data easily in converted form. If you need to convert J1939 data, check out our low cost J1939 DBC file.
The CAN logger software CANvas allows you to filter messages by IDs. With this advanced message filtering you can minimize the unwanted messages.
However, the setup is limited by 4 channels - this means that if you wish to target more than 8 CAN IDs, the filter will not be exact. In that case, you will log the intended messages, though also some additional unintended messages. CANvas does, however, allow you to clean your data 'ex post' by specifying what IDs should be converted and which to exclude once the logged data is processed.
No, by default the CAN logger will record all messages - if you wish to filter for specific messages, you can utilize the advanced message filtering in the CANvas software.
Yes, the logger will log all CAN bus data in HEX format by default.
Yes, CANvas is able to help you update & configure the CAN bus recorder, as well as support conversion of the logged data into scaled engineering values. This means that you can very easily get your logged data into physical values for plotting in e.g. Excel.
Furter, with the addition of our Wireshark integration, you can leverage the built-in graphical plot capabilities of Wireshark. You can do this both for raw log files that you load and convert (using our DBC or OBD2 support features) or for live-stream data that you convert real-time. Check out our GUIDES page for more on this!
The CAN recorder supports 'cyclic logging mode' (oldest log file is deleted when file system is full) - though with the 8GB SD card, significant storage is available by default.